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October 15th, 2013

Late Penalty Kick Sends Colchester Past North Country

October 15, 2013

NEWPORT-Brenna McMannon's penalty kick goal with 9:15 left to play was the difference as the Colchester Lakers defeated the North Country Falcons 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
"Those are points we need to have as we are trying to make the play-offs, which isn't a lock, and we are trying to avoid the 16th seed," NCU coach Peter Alexander said about the significance of the loss.
The Falcons were once again without some key players, as Michaela Columbia is out for the season, Devinnie Davis was sick, and Dasha Plotnikov was inactive.

Falcons Make it a Clean Sweep at Lake Region Relays

October 15, 2013

ORLEANS–The North Country cross country team picked up where they left off from last week's race at Primeau Farm, sweeping the top position in all three divisions at the Lake Region Relays on Monday afternoon.
The categories were broken down into boy-girl, boy-boy and girl-girl, with each runner completing a 1.6 mile lap.
Avery Ellis and Parker LaCourse (20:32) teamed up to finish first in the boy-girl division, followed by Lyndon Institute's Keegan Wilson and Kylie Harris (22:46) in second, and NCU's Patrick Tetreault and Briana Bonnell (23:02).

October 14th

Lady Crusaders Spirits High Despite Tough Loss to Concord

October 14, 2013

NEWPORT–With Gardner Park’s carpet slick from the day's rain showers, the UCA girls hosted the Concord Wildcats on Monday afternoon.
After trailing 1-0 heading into the second half, UCA would tie the contest only to have Concord's Cecelia Chamul score on a break away with twenty seconds left in the game to give the Wildcats the win.
Normally a late goal like that would dampen the spirits of most any team, but UCA is not just any team, they are a group of girls that have worked extremely hard to better themselves as soccer players, and they were pleased with Monday's efforts.

Cancer Patient - Soon to Be Survivor Speaks Out

October 14, 2013

LOWELL - Thirty-four-year-old Colleen Cole believes women as young as 20 should have a mammogram.  
Cole found a growth in her breast while doing a self-check this past summer. Doctors diagnosed her with Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Aug 12. 
"I was quite shocked," said Cole. "I don't have a history in my family." 
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Brunswick National Wildlife Refuge Closed

October 14, 2013

Essex County–– Though the smaller sign affixed to the larger roadsign marking the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge Center in Brunswick indicated the center was open daily, tourists and others who drove onto the property were soon aware that the gridlock in Washington has had a ripple effect here in the Northeast Kingdom.
For the full story see Tuesday's Express.

Aime Roger Souliere

October 14, 2013

Souliere–– Aime Roger, 57, of Newport, VT, passed away on October 10, 2013 in Lebanon, NH.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Leo R. Spaulding

October 14, 2013

Spaulding–– Leo R., 73, of West Charleston, VT passed away on October 8, 2013 in Rutland, VT.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Peter A. Robinson

October 14, 2013

Robinson–– Peter A., 78, of Barton, VT, formerly of Newport, passed away on October 12, 2013 at Maple Lane Nursing Home, surrounded by his loved ones.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

October 13th

Skate Park Is Now Open

October 13, 2013

Saturday, there was a grand opening for the new skate park in Gardner Park in Newport. In attendance for the grand opening were from left to right: Kathy Metras of NEKCA, Andy Cappello of Newport Parks & Recreation, Ira Morgan of Hellbilly Hideaway, and Michael Parker of Parker Construction.

Morgan Residents Consider Turning Points

October 13, 2013

MORGAN- Forty residents in Morgan attended a public meeting for a presentation to consider whether to lease or sell the elementary school to Turning Points Alternative Education Program (AEP). Dwindling enrollment forced the town to tuition the students to Derby Elementary School last year. The school sits idle and residents are seeking different options to make use of the facility.
For the full story see Monday's Express.

 

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